PSVR2 Confirmed Not Compatible with Original PSVR Games
A recent official podcast has basically confirmed that the PSVR2 headset will not be compatible with original PSVR games, but there’s an explanation for it.
PSVR2 Will Not Work With PS4 / PSVR Games
Confirmed on Sony’s Official PlayStation Podcast: PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 16, 2022
According to the details found on the Official PlayStation Podcast, VP of Platform Experience at Sony, Hideaki Nishino shared that PSVR games will not work with the PSVR2 headset.
The reason is said to be that the PSVR2 is designed to deliver a “truly next-gen VR experience.” He also added on about the new headset coming with more advanced features such as all-new controllers with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, eye tracking, and 3D audio.
With all of this, developing games for the PSVR2 would require a whole new approach compared to its predecessor, and it will allow developers to create world that feel more vivid and alive, making it more immersive than ever.
While there would always be a way to make it work with older games, porting over games isn’t exactly a simple process, especially considering that it’s a VR game. Some games are focused on the PlayStation Move wands, which are nothing like the controllers on the new headset. It would certainly be a time and cost-consume endeavour for sure.
For now, we can look forward to a bunch of new games for a whole new VR experience, including the likes of Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil 8 VR, Resident Evil 4 VR, No Man’s Sky VR, and more. We’re also expecting to see VR games of Star Wars and The Walking Dead as well. We will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: I foresee some games making their way to the new headset as an enhanced edition of sorts, but definitely not happening anytime soon.